I’m so excited to announce that my short story was recently accepted for publication!
“Pygmalion” was published in the June 2019 edition of Mad Scientist Journal. You can read it for free here:
Writing this short story taught me to push myself outside of my comfort zone. I had been reluctant to write a short story for years because I felt they were too hard to write, and that I didn’t know how. But I kept hearing that I should try it, that it was a good step to take before writing a novel. I had jumped right into novel writing but now realize that working on a short story helped develop skills in plotting, precision, and efficiency with scene creation. When I came up with the idea for this story I wasn’t even sure I could pull off the story’s premise. It was something I had never written about before. And I originally wanted it to be a novel. After sitting on it for over a year, I decided to try it as a short story. I did my research and read other short stories. I still didn’t feel comfortable or like I possessed the right skills, but I started writing, then rewriting, and pushed myself to explore something I wasn’t totally comfortable with. And it worked. I wanted to share this lesson and encourage others to try something new, because being uncomfortable with a new subject or type of writing could ultimately be beneficial!